Siwage Dharma Negara

Senior Fellow, ISEAS - Yusof Ishak Institute

Dr Siwage Dharma Negara is an ISEAS senior fellow, tbe co-coordinator of the institute's Indonesia Studies Programme, and the coordinator of the APEC Study Centre.


Indonesian President Joko Widodo inspects an area that will be the site of the new capital city, during sunrise in Penajam Paser Utara regency, East Kalimantan province, Indonesia, 15 March 2022. (Courtesy of Agus Suparto/Indonesian Presidential Palace/Handout via Reuters)

Will China invest in Indonesia's new capital 'Nusantara'?

Amid fears of an increasing dependence on China being played up with regards to foreign investment for Indonesia's new capital in East Kalimantan, one must first ask if Indonesia offers an attractive enough proposition for Chinese (and other) investors, says Indonesian researcher Siwage Dharma Negara.